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July 9th, 2014
06:13 PM ET

Report: NSA, FBI spied on Muslim-Americans

(CNN) – A new report finds the federal government spied on Muslim-Americans for six years, according to the latest documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. They include an attorney, two professors, the executive director of the Muslim organization CAIR, even a political candidate running for office, all of whom vehemently deny any ties to terrorism.

Many Muslim-American advocates say this is alarming.

"All Americans should be concerned, because it may be one group of Americans today, but tomorrow it can be another group of Americans," said Haris Tarin, director with the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
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July 9th, 2014
06:05 PM ET

What are conditions like along the U.S.-Mexico border?

(CNN) – A strong border patrol presence, with boats and helicopters all over the Rio Grande, a bus station where many of immigrants go before leaving town, a Catholic charities shelter, where many of the immigrants go to get a change of clothes before boarding a bus to their next stop - CNN's Alina Machado reports on conditions along the U.S.-Mexico border.


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July 9th, 2014
05:59 PM ET

Rockets and missiles fly; Israel prepares for possible Gaza ground offensive

Jerusalem (CNN) - Israeli airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza, killing scores of people Wednesday as dozens of militant rockets streaked into Israel.

The continued Hamas barrage prompted Israel's Prime Minister to step up the offensive against the militant group.

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July 9th, 2014
05:27 PM ET

Coburn: Fly undocumented kids back to their countries immediately

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Tom Coburn wants undocumented immigrants currently flooding the U.S. border sent back to their countries of origin immediately. That, he says, would send a strong message.

"The real solution is to treat other than Mexicans the same way we treat Mexican citizens when they come across the border," Coburn said. "Repatriate them immediately."
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